OPINION: We can talk much more before All Blacks play Springboks in Wellington on Saturday night.
Here is a look at five points that speak of the clash of Rugby Championship between the heavy forces of the southern hemisphere in Cake Tin.
1. Sonny Bill Williams. Yes or no?
Surely that is. Must start this test. Simply, really.
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If Williams, who is subjected to injuries to run in the second-fifth of the eighth on Cake Tin, has come up with his body and reputation untouched, he will benefit more.
This will somehow cool down the debate about whether it is possible to start the risk at the World Cup. I would also be able to provide clarity about what will be the preferred combination of the circuit for this tournament.
But if Williams breaks, be careful. Frequent discussions will take place from Stewart to Far North, about the risk of SBW gathering for the world tournament in Japan.
2. The combination of the last line
Ardie Savea was excellent on 8th place in Buenos Aires last weekend.
In fact, it's so good that there are suggestions that need to be packed at the back of the scram so that All Blacks can take advantage of their pace, powerful foot drive and carry the ball from the set.
We're not going any further. This is the work of Captain Kieran Reed and certainly will certainly begin at no. 8 against Boxse.
But what are you doing with Sava?
Sam Cane is expected to start with the openide flanker, which is also the most popular Sava player's position, and coach Steve Hansen has already rejected suggestions to move one of these men blindly so that both can start.
Savez may be pleased with being on the bench. Which means that Shannon Frizell, who did not travel to Argentina due to injury, could get the first test start of the year.
Vaea Fifita barely ignited the world at no. 6 and Frizell (if appropriate) needs a ride. Luke Jacobson is undoubtedly on the rise, can they afford to defeat him against Boxes?
3. Decommissioning Boxing
In order to defeat South Africans, opponents must be ready to continue to swing with a hammer until they create cracks.
Some teams never approach this and are grateful to return to the sanctity of their change in order to forget the horrors of the past 80 minutes.
Skipper Skiya Siya Kolisi will not be out in Wellington. He stayed in South Africa to recover from the damage he suffered in Super Rugby.
While eight eligible crusaders remained in New Zealand instead of traveling to Argentina last week, Boxers sent 14 men directly to the White Cloud instead of risking them against Wallaby in Jo-Bourg.
4. Psychological points
Let's be honest.
Winning this game must mean something – which is quite, actually – in terms of preparing for the World Cup.
Hansen said that winning the rugby championship this year is not the top priority. We get it. Maintaining Webb Ellis Cup is the main goal. He also holds the Bledzemei Cup.
But winning the Tin Tin will be great.
The next time the two teams meet, they will play for the first time in Yokohama for the first time on September 21st.
Self-esteem is considered abundant in sports. If they won the Springboks, they beat All Blacks twice in three games they played in 2018 and 2019.
It goes without saying that many New Zealanders would sleep better if this ratio was won / lost by All Blacks.
5. Games in games
Coach Hansen and Box Rassie Erasmus will not want to go too far before the World Cup.
It's a plan. But it does not always work that way. When all the black men beat Springboks 27-17 in Johannesburg in 2015, they used the pot that led Richie McCaw to make a significant seven-minute attempt.
Later, it was revealed that the All Blacks coaches were hoping that their leaders kept this game on the World Cups later in the year.
Forget it. They won the Joe Borg and retained the Webb Ellis Cup.
You can see the point of the trainers. Winning the dough is always important. But the big prize is in Japan. Not Wellington.
Not all black people will fill all of their secret ingredients with the game plan that was used on the cake.
It's worthwhile to keep something in reserve.